Florence in June - Your Essential Trip Planning Guide

Planning to visit Florence in June?

It is still mostly a spring month so the weather is gorgeous!

Warm but not too hot, with long sunny days and little rain, June is a great time to be in Florence!

santa maria novellaI love when all the spring flowers are blooming around Florence like here in front of Santa Maria Novella.

June in Florence - at a glance

Here's what you need to know about coming to visit Florence in June:

June weather in Florence Italy

view of florence from Piazzale Michelangelo in summerBy the end of June summer is truly here! Take in the Florence skyline and enjoy panoramic views from the church of San Miniato al Monte above Piazzale Michelangelo

At the beginning of June, we are still in spring-mode: the days are warm, and Florence is full of flowers.

But we can have some temperature swings, with occasional rain showers and cooler evenings.

By the end of June, summer weather is here and you can count on long, warm sunny days and comfortable evenings with only a touch of breeze.

The average temperature in Florence in June is ideal, with lows (at night) averaging 58-60 Fahrenheit/14-16 Celsius, and highs during the day of about 78-82 Fahrenheit/26-28 Celsius.

Towards the end of the month Florence can feel pretty humid so the city can feel hotter than the daily temperatures suggest.

Check out our top tips for making the most of your time in Florence:

What to pack for Florence in June

Packing tips for June in Florence

Florence in June is perfect sightseeing weather, but it can be a bit unsettled at the start of the month.

At the end of the month it also gets much hotter as summer starts.

So, your packing will heavily depend on whether you're coming to Florence at the beginning or end of the month.

If you're coming at the start of June, as well as bringing a good selection of lighter clothing, like cotton t-shirts, light pants, maxi/midi dresses or skirts, you'll want some slightly heavier options as well.

Think a cardigan or light jacket and definitely a scarf or two, so that you can put these on to stay comfortable when it's cooler in the evenings.

At the end of the month you'll need to be thinking about light summer clothing, made with breathable fabrics like cotton and linen that keeps you cool.

These are my personal recommendations for packing for Florence in June:

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  • With the warmer weather, a lot of visitors want to walk around Florence in shorts. While Italians won't dress this way, you can if you want to. But if you are visiting any church, or other Christian site, you cannot have bare knees. These hiking pants with removable legs are perfect for a quick change.
  • Cotton or linen lightweight pants are perfect for walking around Florence and being comfortable and staying cool in June.
  • As an alternative, especially when the weather is a bit cooler, you could also try these comfy hiking pants that come to just below the knee. I love the loose fit and lightweight, water-resistant material. Plus, they cover your knees, so they're perfect for visiting churches and staying cool at the same time.
  • I say this on every page about what to wear in Florence, but it's because in Florence, you can never go wrong carrying a scarf with you, even in the warmer spring/summer months. A light cotton scarf like this one can warm you up on a chilly evening, and can easily fit in your day bag ready for when you need to cover your bare shoulders to go into a church.
  • A longer skirt is another good way to be cool and comfortable while sight-seeing, but also appropriate for visiting any Christian sites.
  • When packing for Florence in June, a lightweight cotton summer dress with cap sleeves is a great way to travel comfortably while also covering your shoulders.
  • T-shirts are perfect for including in your packing for June, since they are short-sleeved ready for warm weather, but still covering your shoulders. Plus, the cotton material makes for easy packing!
  • A light cardigan is a good idea when traveling to Florence in June, and is easily packed in your luggage (or good to wear on the chilly airplane), as well as carrying in your bag or backpack while you walk around the city.
  • Here is a light men's cardigan, which is versatile and perfect for the plane or a cool evening.

When packing for Florence in June, don't forget to also include the following items:

  • Sunblock/sunscreen (you can easily buy this here)
  • Sunglasses (you may want to shop for some while in Florence)

General Florence packing tips

What else do you need to consider when packing for Florence in June?

These are a few of my essential packing recommendations, any time of year:

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  • SunglassesYes it can be rainy in Florence occasionally, but the sun will be shining more often than not so you'll want a good pair of sunglasses.
  • Any medications you take, along with a list of these medications. I would recommend keeping these with you in your carry-on in a dedicated organizer, rather than packing them in your checked luggage.
  • Photocopies or clear photographs saved on your phone of your passport - much safer than carrying your actual passport around Florence!
  • Plug converters for your dual-voltage appliances. Voltage in Italy is 220, and in the US and some other countries, it's 110. Most electronic devices will default to dual voltage, but you will need a plug adapter as the plug shapes are different here. This universal adapter covers you in multiple locations, perfect for travel to different parts of the world.
  • Carrying a well-stocked first-aid kit gives you peace of mind when traveling. I always like having one with me when I travel, it’s very handy for when you need something quickly.

Finally, travel insurance isn't something to pack per se, but it is something you should not forget!

It is not uncommon these days for visitors to have to deal with lost luggage or cancelled or delayed flights, and your credit card coverage may not be as extensive as you think.

Chances are you are not covered for what you need when these things happen!

Being prepared for your trip isn't just about packing the right clothes and accessories, it's also about planning ahead.

There's so much to do in Florence that it can be overwhelming sometimes to decide what to include in your itinerary, so why not leave it to the experts?

Take a look at some of the top Florence tours available for a deeper insight into one of the world's most popular cities!

What to wear in Florence in June

So how should you dress when you visit Florence in June?

You will probably be walking a lot, so you need comfortable shoes.

Rule 1: Be Comfortable!

piazza del duomoYou'll be walking around Florence a lot and it might be hot. Dress in comfortable shoes and carry a cardigan or scarf with you for when temps drop in the evening, or to go inside a church.

My number one rule for sightseeing in Florence, at any time of year: be comfortable.

This is most important when it comes to your shoes. It is crucial to wear good walking shoes, or good walking sandals.

I would recommend only bringing shoes you have already broken in, and don’t worry about looking like a tourist - that’s exactly what you are!

As Florence in June can be very warm, especially towards the end of the month, you might be tempted to wear light sandals or flip flops.

But bear in mind that you will likely be doing a lot of walking and Florence's paved streets are killer on your feet if you don't have sturdy enough shoes. 

I would recommend bringing some sturdy walking sandals or good cotton tennis shoes that give your feet enough support.

Rule 2: Dress in Layers

The next rule is: dress in layers.

While the June weather in Florence is generally warm during the day, the evenings can feel cooler (especially at the beginning of the month) as the summer heat hasn't started to build yet.

Wear light layers that you can remove/put on easily according to whether you're out in the midday sun or eating dinner outside, such as cotton tops, light hiking pants, cardigans and maybe a jacket.

As part of your packing for Florence in June, I would also recommend bringing a backpack to wear as you travel around the city, so you can have a place to put your layers if you take them off.

Bottom line, to sight-see comfortably in June, wear:

  • Light cotton pants or capri pants, or a longer maxi/midi skirt
  • T-shirt, polo, tank-top or other light cotton top
  • Cardigan or pullover in your bag
  • Cotton scarf for men and women in your bag
  • Don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
  • Extremely comfortable shoes/sturdy walking sandals. I cannot stress this enough!

If you are planning to go to an event, for example a wedding, opera or dinner at a special restaurant, then you may wish to bring something elegant to wear.

Otherwise, it is fine to wear more casual clothes to eat out at many restaurants in Florence so you do not need to pack much, if any, evening-wear.

Is June a good time to visit Florence?

June is a great month to visit Florence.

The weather is not yet super hot, as it gets in July and August.

The days are long and sunny. And there is plenty to do outdoors.

summer crowds of people outside the florence baptisteryThe crowds of people around the Baptistery and Florence cathedral in the summer can be intense, so try and avoid the hottest part of the day

How crowded is Florence during June?

June is one of those months when everyone wants to come to Florence.

A lot of people are out of school, and it's high travel season all around Europe.

June days are long and sunny and pleasant, and not too hot, so it's very appealing to be in Florence now.

And, you can combine your visit with a trip to the Tuscan hills, or even to the beach, which makes having Florence as your home base even more attractive.

statue of perseus with crowd aroundHere in Piazza della Signoria, you will find crowds throughout the spring and summer season.

So yes, June in Florence is typically very crowded. 

Plan for high airfares and hotel rates, and plan for crowds.

But plan ahead and book what you can in advance to avoid long lines, such as at the Uffizi Gallery or Accademia Gallery.

And try to get off the beaten path to avoid the crowds if you can.

Florence Seasonal Food in June

The markets are full of fruits and vegetables and bursting with color, a cornerstone of Florentine cuisine.

In June, you can still get some spring fruits and veggies, like beans, asparagus and strawberries. 

Tomatoes at CibreoYou will be surprised how good a simple dish of tomatoes with olive oil and basil tastes in the summer!

And you start seeing some of the fruits that will be more abundant in summer, like peaches and figs.

But June is definitely a time to start indulging in tomatoes, apricots, and cherries.

Discover the best of Florentine cuisine on a Florence food tour, led by a local expert who will show you what to eat and what's in season!

What to do during June in Florence

June holidays and special dates in Florence

In Florence in June, we have two important holiday dates, the Festa della Repubblica and Festa di San Giovanni.

June 2 - festa della repubblica

Festa della Repubblica celebrates the day the monarchy was abolished, and Italy became a republic, on June 2, 1946.

Every year on June 2, we celebrate the anniversary of this important date in recent Italian history.

Expect parades through the main streets, as well as a 'tri-colore' flyover over the Arno river.

Many stores and businesses will be closed, and it's best to check in advance for opening hours for particular museums or restaurants you are planning to visit.

june 24 - festa di san giovanni

June 24 is the date when San Giovanni, the patron saint of Florence is celebrated.

There is a historical parade from Piazza Signoria to the Baptistery in the Piazza del Duomo, before a mass is held and the relics of the saint are shown to the crowd.

Later in the afternoon a reenactment of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino is held in Piazza Santa Croce, the medieval Florentine football game.

This long standing tradition brings back to life the rivalry between different Florence neighborhoods and the spectators are always very passionate!

The June 24 celebrations end with a huge fireworks display, set off at Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic view, but you will have a great view from the various bridges across the river Arno.

Current exhibits and events in Florence's museums in June

There are several events in Florence in June at various museums around the city.

Here are some of the top June 2024 events:

anselm kiefer exhibition

Palazzo Strozzi

"Fallen Angels" by Anselm Kiefer

This exhibition displays many of Anselm Kiefer's works, which through painting, sculpture and installations investigate the themes of memory, myth, war and existence.

March 22, 2024 to July 21, 2024

For opening hours and ticket information, click here.

L’incanto di Orfeo exhibit

L'incanto di Orfeo - Medici Riccardi Palace, Florence

Explore "The Enchantment of Orpheus" the major exhibition curated by Sergio Risaliti and Valentina Zucchi.

March 20 to September 8, 2024. 

For opening hours and ticket information, click here.


Divina Simulacra - Uffizi

The Uffizi's most beautiful ancient statues are exhibited in the ground-floor rooms of the Vasari Museum: in these spacious rooms visitors can see and admire them up close, in all their beauty

Through June 30, 2024.

For opening hours and ticket information, click here.

Mimmo Jodice

Villa Bardini

Mimmo Jodice. Senza tempo.

The great Neapolitan master’s photographs are on display in Florence for the very first time, with a special section devoted to Michelangelo.

Through July 14, 2024

For opening hours and ticket information, click here.

Florence Concerts, Operas and other shows on in June

There are lots of concerts and other events in Florence available to book for your trip to Florence in June.

Take a look at some of our suggestions here:


Enjoy operatic pieces from famous Italian composers live in concert in the evocative surroundings of the Santa Monaca church.

Concerts take place every evening, booking highly recommended.


See the Three Tenors live in concert at the Santo Stefano al Ponte church.

You will be treated some of the best-known arias from the operas of Puccini, Verdi and Rossini, as well as Neapolitan songs.

Takes place twice a week - why not book your tickets to include a special 3-course Tuscan meal for an extra special evening!


Enjoy a variety of concerts and events in Florence's oldest theater, Teatro Niccolini.


Teatro Verdi hosts many contemporary shows and concerts almost every day of the week.

Free Things to do in Florence in June

On the first Sunday of each month you can access Florence's state-run museums, archeological parks and cultural sites for free - yes, completely free!

This includes the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, Accademia Gallery and many more.

Painting Birth of Venus by Botticelli in Uffizzi GalleryThe incredible Birth of Venus by Botticelli is one of the highlights of the Uffizi Gallery - one of the most popular Florence museums

These free admission events in Florence are very popular so plan to arrive early to be sure you get in.

More ideas for the best things to do in Florence in June

Maybe it's your 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time in Florence.

Or you have more than 3 days here.

Or you just want to see and do lots of fun things.

Besides the obvious must-see tourist attractions, there are lots of great things to see and do in Florence!

While you can of course look at a day trip to the Tuscan countryside, Rome or even Venice, here are some ideas for your visit:

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